The Beginning of the End?

It goes without saying the tireless effort that hospital staff, long term care facilities and so many healthcare professionals and nonhealthcare professionals have put into this effort. Everyone in almost every industry has made a sacrifice for us to get to this point. Astrazeneca-Oxford, Moderna, and Pfizer releasing their news about a vaccine and itsContinue reading “The Beginning of the End?”

Back on the Grind

Tomorrow is bittersweet. I’m thankful for my health, the health of my family and co-workers. I learned a lot about myself over my quarantine. Back to the hospital on Thanksgiving – I’m thankful that Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca have announced highly effective vaccines and science accomplished something few thought would happen in less than 9Continue reading “Back on the Grind”

Acute Care: Considerations Before Evaluation

Hospital Culture I could provide you an outline of the acute care day and I would say that it is probably pretty familiar most places that you go. Determine your patients for the day, chart review, check with floor nurse, evaluate patient, handoff, write evaluation, and get ready for your next one. Determine your patientsContinue reading “Acute Care: Considerations Before Evaluation”

Occupational Therapist Centralized Application Service (OTCAS)

Once you think things won’t change, they do. When I applied to OT school, you looked up each school’s admission requirements and followed each one’s guidelines. You felt bad for your references, “Hey I need another reference letter” and then you had to send your transcript out to each individual school. It felt like aContinue reading “Occupational Therapist Centralized Application Service (OTCAS)”

Preparing for Occupational Therapy Level II Fieldwork Placements in 2020 and 2021

Not to scare anyone with the image above. Unfortunately, this picture has some legitimacy. It is not an uncommon site these days on an acute care floor. This image is NOT 100% accurate with the level of PPE being worn by this student, however. Most hospitals, that I know of, will not allow student cliniciansContinue reading “Preparing for Occupational Therapy Level II Fieldwork Placements in 2020 and 2021”

Intro

My name is Ryan and I’ve been an Occupational Therapist for 5 years. I started in a SNF for about a year and transitioned to the hospital setting where I’ve been involved in acute care/inpatient rehabilitation ever since. I thought that I would continue striving with excellence that I had when I started. Every timeContinue reading “Intro”